Injecting Gold Nanoparticles Into 3D Printed Materials Will Protect Them From Hackers, Study Says

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3D printing has been slowly finding its home in industries that require lots of specialization. In medicine, for example, 3D printing—also called additive manufacturing—has been used to create artificial organs that actually bleed when they’re cut (implanting these into human patients is still a ways off). The tech could be…


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Are Organizations Safe From Cyber Attacks? Experts Say Most Still Vulnerable

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Despite two major malware attacks that affected hundreds of thousands of computer systems in countries all over the world, a majority of information security experts still believe organizations are lacking in protections needed to prevent being hit by another attack, a survey found. Threat detection firm Tripwire surveyed 108 security…


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Microsoft finds critical wormable bug lurking in every version of Windows

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The vulnerability in Windows Search service could let a hacker take complete control over a server or workstation and leverage worm-like spreading capabilities like those found with WannaCry. Microsoft released its August 2017 patches on Tuesday, which fixed 48 security flaws in six of the company’s main products. While 25…


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Windows 10 users need to update their PC TODAY, or hackers could take control

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Windows 10 users at a risk from a “critical” vulnerability that lets cybercriminals take over their PCs, unless they update their computers now, Microsoft have patched dozens of major security vulnerabilities that affect all supported versions of Windows. One “critical” vulnerability enabled a hacker to exploit how Windows Search handles…


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Hackers Leverage Chat for Command&Control: How You Can Protect Your Business

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Chat platforms have become a cornerstone for businesses and their customers alike. These important tools make it possible for employees to communicate and collaborate from nearly any location, and enable consumers to reach out to companies in accordance with their preferences. This fondness for chat communication is supported by statistics…


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How Hackers Conspire With Pirate Websites In Malware Extortion Schemes

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Hackers have become an inescapable part of the Hollywood narrative, on and off the screen. HBO is reeling from the worst data breach since the North Koreans hacked Sony Pictures, with the culprits demanding heavy ransom payments after putting scripts and executive emails online each day. The plot of the…


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Hackers could exploit solar power equipment flaws to cripple green grids, claims researcher

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A Dutch researcher says he found a way to cause mischief on power grids by exploiting software bugs in solar power systems. Specifically, Willem Westerhof, a cybersecurity researcher at ITsec, said he uncovered worrying flaws within power inverters – the electrical gear turns direct current from solar panels into alternating…


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New Version of Dangerous Android Malware Sold on Russian Hacking Forum

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A new version of the Svpeng Android banking trojan has started making victims during the past month, and at the origin of this sudden surge in activity is a criminal selling a new and improved version of Svpeng on a Russian underground hacking forum. To provide some context, Svpeng is…


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Automatic Car Washes Vulnerable to Hacking

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We all love the convenience of an automatic car wash. However, security researchers have found that modern day internet-connected, drive-through car washes could be vulnerable to hacking. A group of researchers found that hackers might be able to gain access to the software used in these facilities to trap vehicles…


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Fake Adobe Flash update infecting smartphones with nasty malware

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If the words, “Adobe Flash,” don’t give you the heebie-jeebies, they should. The once-beloved media-player software is now synonymous with malware. Flash has been hugely instrumental in bringing video to the internet. Unfortunately, at nearly a quarter-century old, it was developed at a time when “hacking” meant hitting a piece…


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Social media trove becomes hunting ground for criminals

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Going by statistics, the phenomenon of crimes related to social media was a mere 152 two years ago. It rose to 554 last year , but has already zoomed to 507 in the first seven months of this year. The cyber crime branch of the Pune police, which deals with…


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Over A Million Coders Targeted By Chrome Extension Hack

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When Google released the first version of the Chrome browser back in 2008, it became an instant hit with web developers. Nearly a decade later, Chrome is the most popular browser in the world and millions of coders use it to design and test their creations every day. There are…


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Free Wi-Fi has driven 88% of Canadians to put their personal info at risk

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A strong Wi-Fi signal is one major factor that helps Canadians decide where they want to stay when they go away for long weekends, said a risk report released by Norton last month. And while a hefty majority of Canadians believe their information is safe while using public Wi-Fi networks…


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9 Everyday Habits That Leave You Vulnerable Online

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Whether you read email, check social media, or do most anything online, your internet behavior may put you at risk. Hackers and scammers can take advantage of your online movements to get your financial data and other sensitive information. To stay safe and protect your identity, make sure you avoid…


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LA County Computer Specialists Head To Hacking Convention In Effort To Secure Voting Systems

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As part of an effort to create a new voting system, Los Angeles County computer specialists are headed this week to Las Vegas and Defcon, one of the world’s largest hacking conventions, where attendees will try to compromise voting equipment, it was reported Wednesday. Mock Attacks On Voting Processes County…


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Car Washes Can Be Hacked to Trap You Inside or Smash Up Your Car

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A drive-through car wash can be more than a little scary for a kid, but here’s a reason to let it freak you out as an adult too. Smart car washes with internet-connected washing devices could be hacked to trap you inside a hurricane of water and soap, or even…


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Fire Tablet Tool makes hacking Amazon’s 2017 tablets easier

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Amazon’s 2017 tablet lineup includes a new and improved $50 Fire Tablet with a 7 inch screen, and an updated $80 Fire HD 8 tablet that has a higher-resolution display, more memory, and more storage than the 7 inch tablet. While hackers haven’t found a way to root either device…


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What a computer mouse and the Trojan Horse have in common

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Have you ever considered the mouse in your hand is stealing data? What about your connected devices? Can you be sure that they are not spying on you? Government agencies have developed cyber weapons that can cause massive damage to enemies. These weapons were once top-secret tools, but in recent…


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American Mac Computers Hacked With ‘FruitFly’ Surveillance Malware

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American Apple Mac computers have been hacked with FruitFly malware, Forbes reports. The hack is thought to be for surveillance as hackers were able to jump into the webcams of the affected computers and take screenshots, though the FruitFly malware has the ability to take over the entire computer. “This…


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Malware Growth for Apple iOS Outnumbers Android’s

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Android devices across the world far outsell Apple devices; despite so hackers seek to attack iOS devices. Indeed, with Cisco Systems and IBM partnering with Apple for providing business associated services intended for corporate users, it’s expected that iOS devices will more-and-more become targets of malicious software. As a proof,…


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